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Old 11-05-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Bolivian ram aggression

So came home today to find 4 of my fish dead and one was a bolivian ram and 2 glo light tetras anf neon tetra could my bolivians could have caused this and water parameters are fine
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Something else is happening, it's not the bolivians.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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What other fish in the tank? What exactly were the water parameters, and are you using strips or a liquid kit to test it?

Rams are usually the first to go if something's wrong, even the somewhat hardy Bolivian, so that's not a good sign.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:48 AM   #4
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Parameters are
Amo-0
Nitrite-0
Nitrate-5
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And came home from work and another 2 neons gone:'(
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Did you recently add any of the fish? How long have you had each species?
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what size tank?
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neon tetra disease?
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Any chance of a contaminant or something? Any fish acting funny? How big is the tank and what all is in it? Any sign of damage on fish bodies? Any new fish arrivals?
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No the tank is a 40gal breeder and i now only have 4 eyespot rasboras and 5 neon tetras and 6 glo-light tetras and 4 pitbull plecos and 3 bolivian rams i feed them frozen bloodworms and some flakes and no new arrivals tank has been good for over a month and was cycled using used filter media from a well established 55 gallon tank
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No the tank is a 40gal breeder and i now only have 4 eyespot rasboras and 5 neon tetras and 6 glo-light tetras and 4 pitbull plecos and 3 bolivian rams i feed them frozen bloodworms and some flakes and no new arrivals tank has been good for over a month and was cycled using used filter media from a well established 55 gallon tank
Oh my. That is puzzling to me. I am really sorry about your fish.
Did you recently do a water change? Any damage of the fish bodies? Does anybody else ever touch the tank?
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I do weekly 30% water change but this is the first time this has happend and ive changed the water about 7 times so i dont think its that but im going to keep an eye out and see if there is anyy agression but my go lights are looking a little fat and i only feed once a day
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Was it possible that there was anyone around the tank? It could have been something may have gotten in there.
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Here is a picture of obe of the dead ones
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That is a glowlight tetra? You definitely have an issue that does not involve an aggressive Bolivian ram.
Do his scales stick out at all? How long have the looked like chubby like that? What do yoy feed them?
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No scales sticking out at all there is another 2 that look like that and I feed omega 1 flakes and frozen bloodworms
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No scales sticking out at all there is another 2 that look like that and I feed omega 1 flakes and frozen bloodworms
Good job on the omega 1 flakes. How often do you feed the bloodworms? Truthfully, I am not a big expert on diseases/parasites and what-not, so hopefully somebody else chimes in who knows more than me. I do think it looks like you have a health issue though. A belly like that on a glowlight is really not normal IMO.
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So I finnally researched neon tetra disease and I believe that is what is causing the mass extinction in my tank:'(
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Yeah, that could be a possbility. In ntd, if any fish eats part of dead neons, it will likely die to. I think LyndaB had that in her tank (but, maybe it was somebody else). You could try PMing her to see if she has advice.
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